Thank you everyone for your lovely messages regarding the loss of my dear friend Marie. Today was her funeral and sadly I couldn't make it to Cornwall to say my last goodbye to her. I tried to get flights but of course there are no flights because of the volcano ash and I couldnt possibly drive down there, I am not good with motorway driving! I know she would understand and I made my own goodbye to her in my own way.
Well onto this card! Its for my daughter Alison's 37th birthday this month and its an image I have been looking for years! When she was little she had a suit exactly the same as this and it was bright yellow! She loved that suit, she would wear it every opportunity she could and it always kept her snug and warm during cold nights. She still talks about it to this day and when we reminisce about her childhood days we all have this picture in our heads of Alison in that suit! Eventually she wore it it out and of course she outgrew it but it was years before I could bring myself to throw it away. She will laugh her head off when she sees this!!
This fab image is a digi download from Whimsy Stamps, I have coloured her with Promarkers, the BP's I have no idea, they have been in my stash for ages. I stamped swirls in Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and added Walnut Stain and stickles around the edges. The faux stitching is done with a white gel pen and the gems I have coloured with an orange Promarker. Flowers from stash and the leaves are Leone Em ash branch.
Hope the sun is shining wherever you are, do you think we dare hope that summer is here at last??? Let's hope so, thanks for looking!
I didn't expect that I would have to make this card but sadly I have as my dear friend Marie has passed away. This card is for her devastated family and husband Dave. Marie and I have been friends for almost 30 years, my daughter is married to her son so we shared grandchildren as well. Marie & Dave semi-retired and moved to Cornwall a few years ago and were really happy in their little park home. Sadly, Marie suffered a massive stroke a few weeks ago and was really poorly but she seemed to be recovering well from it and was moved to a rehab hospital to learn to use her hands and legs and help her with her speech. She was having physio and there were plans for her to return home with help. Then the devastating news last weekend, Marie had suffered another massive stroke and passed away. Can't believe she has gone and we will never see her again, she was a lovely person and I have so many fond memories of her.